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Accidents in a care home: residents and visitors

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Nearly half a million people were living in care homes in the United Kingdom in 2021, according to recent figures . Given that many of these residents will be elderly, infirm or both, and the added strain placed on care homes due to the pandemic, it is...

Enforcing child contact arrangements

Catherine Hughes
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Following the breakdown of a relationship, most parents can reach an agreement amicably regarding the arrangements for children.  Ensuring practical working arrangement requires both parents to behave sensibly and in the best interests of each...

Reporting an estate's value for inheritance tax

Helen Dexter
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Acting as an executor means that you are responsible for reporting the value of the estate and declaring any inheritance tax due, so it is important to make sure you follow correct procedures. ‘Since January 2022, new rules apply in respect of...

Medomsley Physical Abuse Settlement Scheme Notice of Extension

Nathalie Clayton
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The Ministry of Justice (‘MOJ’) announced that it would conclude the Medomsley Physical Abuse Settlement Scheme for all new physical abuse claims on 1st January 2022. The government has confirmed that they are committed to supporting victims of...

Can a non-molestation order prevent someone bothering me?

Lisa Harrison
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Domestic abuse can impact men and women, of any age or race and is seen across all parts of society.  Unfortunately, statistics from the Office for National Statistics reveal that domestic abuse is on the increase, with cases having risen by six per...

Jonathan finds his perfect fit

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine has welcomed experienced corporate and commercial solicitor Jonathan Fletcher to the commercial law team at its Wynyard base. With the aim of growing an already outstanding department, Jonathan is excited about the future and...

Redeveloping commercial property around your tenant

Sara Garnett
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Redeveloping parts of a building in your portfolio, to create a more flexible layout or perhaps add additional floors, can be a good way to enhance investment value.  This is easiest in a vacant building, but you may have good tenants and want to...

Historic Abuse in Young Offenders Institutions

Nathalie Clayton
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There have been a number of reports in the press recently regarding a man who was sexually abused as a boy, whilst attending Stanhope Castle, an approved school for young offenders, being denied compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority...

Small claims limit increase - what does it mean for your claim?

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The small claims limit has increased to £1,500.00 - What does this mean for your claim? By Katie Beddoes, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury Solicitor   What is a Small Claim? In 1998 the civil courts in England and Wales, where...

Why we always advise clients not to exaggerate

Kay Ditcham
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There has been a recent story in the news both locally and nationally about a builder from Thornaby, Christopher Clinton, who was involved in a road traffic accident in 2016. Mr Clinton claimed to have sustained injuries to his back, hips and right...

5 Reasons to instruct A Solicitor rather than going it alone

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There has been a recent shift in personal injury claims towards encouraging people to make their own claims and to avoid involving lawyers.  This may seem like it will save time and money but there are significant pitfalls involved in ‘DIY...

Divorce proceedings; why is it important to instruct a Solicitor?

Jessica Inman
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Twenty-Eight Absolutely Identical Petitions: The Marriage of Gia Celine-Shelby and Alfie David Yorston and Twenty-Seven Other Related Cases [2021] If you have separated from your spouse and are considering divorce proceedings, you may be tempted by online...

Importance of folic acid before conception

Sylvia Taylor
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You may have seen in the newspapers or heard on the news were a child sued her mother’s GP for failing to advise her mother to take folic acid before she tried to conceive. The Claimant’s mother had consulted her GP (the Defendant) on 27 th ...

Family Mediation Week

Stephanie McAulay
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This Family Mediation Week 17 -21 January 2022 we are raising awareness of family mediation and its benefits to separating families. What is mediation? Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists parties in...

Good Divorce Week 2021: Child Arrangements in Divorce

Jessica Inman
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To mark ‘Good Divorce Week’, Legal experts in Family law and Divorce matters at Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors explain how to make the divorce process a much more straightforward one. Today (29/11/2021) marks the start of...

EXPLAINED: The New Tax Rules Affecting Family Trusts

Laura Fairlie
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Before you register a Family Trust, there are new rules to consider regarding Tax and Trusts. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors in Teesside explain the process. In accordance with Money Laundering regulations, which came into force in 2017,...

Regional Firm Over National Firm? Why National Law Firms Don't Always Do The Best Job

Mark Ellis
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As Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s Personal Injury Solicitors in Hartlepool discovered recently, a more well-known national law firm does not always ensure a better job for clients - and we step in. A Partner at the Hartlepool branch of Tilly Bailey...

Leanne Fryer Becomes Partner At Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors is delighted to announce that Leanne Fryer will become a Partner at the Teesside-based law firm in October 2021. Leanne’s journey with Tilly Bailey & Irvine started back in 2010 as a Northumbria University...

Injury Claims: Pedestrians and Cyclists to be Given More Priority

Kay Ditcham
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Later this year, the Highway Code will be updated to give more priority to cyclists and pedestrians. Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Personal Injury Solicitors in Hartlepool explain how it affects future road accident claims. It cannot be denied that...

Medomsley Physical Abuse Settlement Scheme to conclude on 1 January 2022

Nathalie Clayton
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The Ministry of Justice (‘MOJ’) has announced that it will conclude the Medomsley Physical Abuse Settlement Scheme on 1 st January 2022. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors explain what this now means for victims. The MOJ have confirmed...

Dupuytren Contracture Disease: What is it?

Mark Ellis
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Dupuytren Contracture Disease is now a prescribed disease, but what is it? Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Personal Injury Solicitors explain. On 19 th September 2018 the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Disease) Amendment Regulations...

Covid-19: Workplace health and safety rights and working from home

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How has health and safety in the workplace changed during the Covid-19 pandemic? And what are your legal rights? Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors explain. Over the last 12 months the working world has changed beyond recognition and in particular it...

The growing danger of asbestos in schools

Mark Ellis
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Is asbestos negligence becoming a more serious issue in schools? Mark Ellis, a personal injury claim specialist at Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors explains the situation... The Department of Education in 2018 revealed that some 87% of...

Asbestos training plummets during Covid-19 lockdown

Mark Ellis
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Covid-19 and subsequent lockdowns have resulted in asbestos training plummeting. Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Personal Injury Solicitors highlight how this ups the risk of people suffering asbestos-related injuries. The Covid Pandemic...

HAVS and VWF injury claims: How solicitors offer a vital second opinion

Mark Ellis
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Have you been a victim of HAVS or VWF injuries? Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors in Hartlepool explain what you can do if your union no longer assists or pursues your claim, and how a solicitor can help your case. Mark Ellis of Tilly Bailey...

'No fault divorce' system approved for 2022

Wendy Beacom
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Parliament has this week announced an act that will bring in a no fault divorce system for 2022. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors Partner Wendy Beacom explains... Parliament announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will...

Approaching holidays with children as separated parents

Jessica Inman
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The thought of engaging in a summer holiday break with your child as a divorced or separated parent can be a tricky one to approach. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors in Teesside outline what you can consider. Can I take my child on a summer...

Pothole Injuries: Enough £s in the pot to fix pothole crisis?

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As a pothole crisis emerges in Stockton, Tilly Bailey & Irvine's personal injury solicitors in Teesside look at the dangers if provides, what measures should be taken, and how to take action if it affects you. A poor winter (not to...

Separated Parents and the Covid-19 Vaccine

Jessica Inman
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s Family Law Solicitors in Teesside offer advice to separated parents to come to the best conclusions for your children over medical debates, such as taking the Covid-19 vaccination. Section 3 of the Children Act 1989...

TBI Commercial Team Support Local Care Provider's Business Development

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Corporate and Commercial Law experts at Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors in Teesside have assisted a local North East care provider in its latest business developments. An ambitious North East care provider is on the lookout for new care home...

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